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You can count on Tuck to stay on top of the latest news from the world of sleep science. It’s part of our mission to help you sleep smartly, and we love it. Everything we do is informed by and in conversation with the latest scientific research in sleep medicine.

We include the latest headlines below, starting with the most recent. They’re listed by headlines; sources and categories that these news fit into are provided as well. The categories include demographic groups, illnesses that are particularly influenced by changes in sleep patterns, and topics such as “memory,” “substance use,” “exercise,” and the “brain.” If you’re looking for information on a particular topic, we suggest using the search function and entering the keyword you’re looking for. This page is updated on a monthly basis.

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‘Touchscreen-toddlers’ sleep less, researchers say – BBC (April, 2017) KIDS

Deep Sleep May Function as Fountain of Youth in Old Age – Berkeley News (April, 2017) OLDER ADULTS

Scientists Identify More Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming – The Scientist (April, 2017) DREAMS

Lots of sleep tied to worse breast cancer survival odds – Reuters (April, 2017) CANCER

Musical Beds: Co-sleeping is more common than some parents admit – Science Daily (April, 2017) PARENTS

New clues to relationship between sleep duration and brain size among animals – New Scientist (April, 2017) BRAIN

The Sleep and Exercise Connection That Can Change Your Life and Your Workouts – Shape (March, 2017) EXERCISE

Are Sleep Problems Killing Older Adults? – Forbes (March, 2017) OLDER ADULTS

The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say – NYT (February, 2017) WHY WE SLEEP

Sleep Tied to Sexual Activity and Satisfaction Among Older Women – Reuters (February, 2017) OLDER ADULTS

Better Sleep Through Tech – USA Today (January, 2017) SLEEP TECH

Here are some gadgets sweeping the sleep-tech market – Business Insider (January, 2017) SLEEP TECH

The Next Big Thing: Sleep Science is Becoming the NFL’s Secret Weapon – Bleacher Report (October, 2016) SLEEP TECH

6 Ways Men and Women Sleep Differently – Cosmopolitan (September, 2016) WOMEN

There’s a Reason Why Women Get Less Sleep Than Men – The Huffington Post (September, 2016) WOMEN

Brain Listens During Sleep – The Scientists (June, 2016) BRAIN

Bye Bye Jet Lag! Scientists Invent New Method To Deal With It India Times (May, 2016) CIRCADIAN

Oh, Good Morning, Sleep Science. Welcome to the 21st Century – Wired (May, 2016) SLEEP TECH

Sleep abnormalities associated with alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and opiate use: a comprehensive review – Addiction Science & Clinical Practice (April, 2016) SUBSTANCE USE

Benzodiazepones do not increse dementia riskMedical News Today (February, 2016) DRUGS

Not Enough Sleep May Help Alzheimer’s Take Hold – Popular Science (January, 2016) ALZHEIMER’S

Circadian Rhythm of Brain Genes Changes with Aging – Sleep Review Mag (December, 2015) CIRCADIAN

New Circadian rhythms found in older people Medical News Today (December, 2015) CIRCADIAN

Scientists discover body clock switchMedical News Today (October, 2015) CIRCADIAN

American Academy of Sleep Medicine puts out recommendation for sleep duration –  Today (June, 2015) SLEEP HYGIENE

Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins – Quartz (June, 2015) BRAIN

Health Buzz: Why You Should Start Getting to Work Late – US News (December, 2014) SLEEP HYGIENE

Sleep Research Reveals Early Work Hours Boosts Sleep Deprivation – News Everyday (December, 2014) SLEEP HYGIENE

Don’t try to fight it: Your need to sleep is 80 percent genetic – Vox (December, 2014) GENETICS

Researchers: E-readers negatively impact sleep – ABC Chicago (December, 2014) SLEEP HYGIENE

9 Things We Learned About Sleep In 2014 – The Huffington Post (December, 2014) BRAIN

Insomnia drugs like Ambien are notorious for their side effects. Has Merck created a blockbuster replacement? – New Yorker (December, 2014) DRUGS

Researchers use optogenetics to trigger REM sleep in mice – MIT News (December, 2014) REM

Using iPads, smart phones, tablets before bed is worse for sleep than you thought – Yahoo Health (December, 2014) SLEEP TECH

What the sleep doctors won’t tell you – BBC (September, 2014) SLEEP HYGIENE

Fear memories can be overcome during sleep, researchers say – The Washington Post (September, 2014) MEMORY

Eight Common Sleep Myths That Can Affect Your Slumber – Lifehacker (September, 2014) SLEEP HYGIENE

Sleeping brains can process and respond to words – New Scientist (September, 2014) BRAIN

Docs Want Later Start Times for Teens – NBC News (August, 2014) TEENS

Let Them Sleep: AAP Recommends Delaying Start Times of Middle and High Schools to Combat Teen Sleep Deprivation – AAP (August, 2014) TEENS

Sleep disorders may raise risk of Alzheimer’s, new research shows – The Washington Post (July, 2014) ALZHEIMER’S

7 weird and terrible effects of sleep deprivation – Vox (June, 2014) INSOMNIA

Sleep promotes memory-related brain changes – NHS (June, 2014) MEMORY

Should You Stay Up Late?Popular Science (March, 2014) INSOMNIA

How light therapy can treat disorders from depression to Alzheimer’s disease – Nautilus (March, 2014) SLEEP TECH

Good Night, Sleep Clean – NYT (January, 2014) BRAIN

Hetlioz (tasimelteon) approved by FDA – Bloomberg (January, 2014) DRUGS

Just thinking you had a good night’s sleep can improve cognitive skills – The Independent (January, 2014) MINDFULNESS

Sleep: The Ultimate Brainwasher? – Science (October, 2013) BRAIN

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep – NPR (October, 2013) BRAIN

Researchers claim that sleep detoxes the brain – NHS (October, 2013) BRAIN

Your Brain Cells Shrink While You Sleep (And That’s a Good Thing) – Time (October, 2013) BRAIN

New way to improve internal clock function may treat sleep disorders – Medical News Today (August, 2013) CIRCADIAN

Moon Phases Tied to Sleep Cycles – NYT (July, 2013) SLEEP CYCLES

Up All Night: The Science of Sleeplessness – New Yorker (March, 2013) INSOMNIA

Scientists Try to Unravel the Riddle of Too Much Sleep – The Wall Street Journal (December, 2012) HYPERSOMNIA

How Well You Sleep May Hinge on Race – NYT (August, 2012) ETHNICITY

Sleep Disturbances and Cancer – Oncolink (August, 2012) CANCER

Sleep Patterns Affect Weight Loss – BBC (March, 2011) WEIGHT LOSS

Why do we sleep? – Caltech (January, 2011) WHY WE SLEEP

Role of sleep duration in the regulation of glucose metabolism and appetite – National Center for Biotechnology Information (October, 2010) WEIGHT LOSS

Chronic Insomnia Leads to Increase in Mortality – Brain Blogger (July, 2010) INSOMNIA

Americans Sleepier than Europeans – (June, 2010) INSOMNIA

Sleeping with a Snorer – NYT (June, 2009) SNORING

Green tea may help sleep apnea sufferers – ATS Journals (May, 2008) SLEEP APNEA

Mars experiment might help insomniacs on Earth – New Scientist (May, 2007) INSOMNIA

Technology Review – The Secrets of Sleep – MIT Technology Review (December, 2006) SLEEP TECH

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